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Meet the cast of Netflix romance Purple Hearts

The romantic drama has proven very popular with subscribers to the streamer.

Sofia Carson plays Cassie Salazar
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Published: Wednesday, 10th August 2022 at 5:00 pm
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New movie Purple Hearts has captivated Netflix viewers since it landed on the streamer at the end of July.

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The romantic drama stars Sofia Carson as an aspiring singer-songwriter and Nicholas Galitzine as a troubled US Marine, who are forced into a marriage of convenience that eventually becomes a love story.

And Carson recently revealed that she had “immediate” chemistry with Galitzine.

"We didn’t actually get to meet until the night before that we started shooting, and so we literally did not know each other,” she told People Magazine.

She continued, “And the next day, our characters got married. The day after, they professed their love for each other. The day after, he got deployed to Iraq. And then the next day was the love scene in the motel. So we really dove into this film, and we had to build pretty immediate trust with one another.”

Alongside Carson and Galitzine, there are plenty of other familiar faces in the Netflix original.

Check out the full cast list below – including informaton on where you might have seen the actors before.

Purple Hearts cast on Netflix

Sofia Carson plays Cassie Salazar

Nicholas Galitzine as Luke and Sofia Carson as Cassie in Purple Hearts.
Nicholas Galitzine as Luke and Sofia Carson as Cassie in Purple Hearts Netflix

Who is Cassie? A waitress and bartender at a bar and Luke's wife, who dreams of being a singer.

Whar else has Sofia Carson been in? Carson first found fame on the Disney Channel – including playing Evie – the daughter of the Evil Queen – in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants and its two sequels. She previously starred in the Netflix film Feel the Beat and has released her debut studio album earlier in 2022.

Nicholas Galitzine plays Luke Morrow

Nicholas Galitzine plays Luke Morrow
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Who is Luke? A US Marine Lance Corporal and Cassie's husband.

What else has Nicholas Galitzine been in? Galtzine's previous film credit's include Handsome Devil, The Craft: Legacy and Cinderella, while he had a main role in the Netflix horror series Chambers in 2019.

Leroy Edwards III plays Military Judge

Leroy Edwards III plays Military Judge
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Who is Military Judge? The judge who oversees Luke's hearing after he is charged for violating military law.

What else has Leroy Edwards III been in? Edwards has previously had recurring roles in the TV shows The Young and the Restless and General Hospital and appeared in the documentary Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal. Later in 2022, he will appear in Ryan Murphy’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and The Killer, directed by David Fincher.

Chosen Jacobs plays Frankie

Who is Frankie? Luke's friend and the childhood friend of Cassie, whom she babysat when Frankie was younger.

What else has Chosen Jacobs been in? Jacobs is best known for his role as Will Grover on Hawaii Five-0 and playing Mike Hanlon in IT, while he's also appeared in Sneakerella and the Quibi series When the Streetlights Go On.

John Harlan Kim plays Toby

Who is Toby? Cassie's record label owner.

What else has John Harlan Kim been in? Kim played the role of Ezekiel Jones in The Librarians and has had recurring roles on Neighbours, Hawaii Five-O, 9-1-1 and Nancy Drew.

Kat Cunning plays Nora

Who is Nora? Cassie's co-worker and best friend.

What else has Kat Cunning been in? Cunning is known for their role on HBO drama The Deuce and also starred in the Netflix series Trinkets.

Linden Ashby plays Jacob Morrow Sr

Who is Jacob Morrow Sr.? Luke and Jacob Morrow Jr's father

What else has Linden Ashby been in? Ashby has a wealth of credits to his name since he started acting in the '90s, with highlights including Mortal Kombat, Melrose Place and Teen Wolf.

Anthony Ippolito plays Johnno

Who is Johnno? A drug dealer who Luke owes $15,000.

What else has Anthony Ippolito been in? Ippolito recently starred as Al Pacino in the series The Offer – which detailed the making of The Godfather. Other credits include roles in Grand Army and What Would You Do?

Nicholas Duvernay plays Armando

Who is Armando? Luke and Cassie's rival.

What else has Nicholas Duvernay veen in? Duvernay had a recurring role in Tyler Perry's Assisted Living and has also appeared in Magnum PI, S.W.A.T and The Rookie.

The cast also includes Scott Deckert (Venom), Sarah Rich (FBI: Most Wanted), Loren Escandon (The Baxters), Breana Raquel (SEAL Team), and AJ Tannen (Variant).

Purple Hearts is streaming on Netflix now.

If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide or visit our Movies hub for all the latest news.

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